Equality Duty

Public Sector Equality Duty

Schools are required to publish information which is updated anually showing how they comply with the Public Sector Equality Duty and set at least one equality objective every 4 years. The need to advance equality of opportunity is defined in the Equality Act 2010 as having due regard to the need to:

  • Remove or minimise disadvantages
  • Take steps to meet different needs
  • Encourage participation when it is disproportionately low

The Public Sector Equality Duty extends to the following protected characteristics:

  • Race
  • Disability
  • Gender
  • Age (as an employer, not regarding pupils)
  • Religion/Belief
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Pregnancy and Maternity
  • Gender Reassignment

The Governing Board of Larmenier & Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School has reviewed school development priorities, including pupil outcomes, to help identify any areas of practice that may need further improvement. This information has been used to inform the school’s equality objectives.

The School’s Equality Objectives  2023 – 2027

    • Objective: To undertake an annual review of our curriculum to ensure that it is relevant to and reflective of our school community, and embeds the changes of our inclusive society.  Regardless of ethnic group, gender, ability, or disability, our pupils are to be inspired by a diverse curriculum that showcases strong representation and provides a balanced narrative around all identities.
    • Actions: Undertake an audit of the school’s context (diversity review) to understand the community we serve. Review the school’s curriculum (by individual subject and as a whole) and use outcomes to evaluate provision and identify next steps. 
    • Objective: To aim for every pupil, regardless of social background, ethnic group, gender, ability, or disability, to reach their full potential through the provision of a broad and balanced curriculum which is underpinned by Jesus Christ’s teachings; promoting love, justice, and equality.
    • Actions: Analyse pupils’ end of key stage outcomes and identify underachieving groups. Review curriculum provision and intervention approaches with a view to raise the attainment of these pupil groups. Monitor uptake of extra-curricular activities per pupil group and identify specific barriers to pupils accessing provision. Implement strategies to increase uptake of identified groups.
    • Objective: To actively foster a sense of belonging and connection with our stakeholders (parents/carers and the wider community). Regardless of social background, ethnic group, gender, ability, or disability, we create meaningful opportunities for parental involvement and participation in the life of the school and enable our pupils to embrace the multicultural and diverse nature of our local community. 
    • Actions: Review opportunities for parental engagement and gather the views of parents/carers in relation to racial justice, equality, and diversity. Evaluate and identify next steps. Review current links with the parish and the local and wider community, and identify further opportunities.
    • Objective: To ensure our teaching staff represent the diverse nature of our community, whilst ensuring we develop all staff so that they have the confidence and understanding to deal with equality and its implications on a day-to-day basis.
    • Actions: Annual review of training needs and establish a programme of continued professional development related to equality, diversity, and inclusion.

Equality Policy

Accessibility Plan